The pelican is an interesting bird from a symbolic point of view. At one time it was thought to kill any unattractive offspring, and then restore them to life three days later using blood from self-inflicted wounds. Because of this, it became a symbol of parental love. In medieval times, the story changed slightly. The pelican was said to feed its children with its own blood until it became too weak to continue. It then died. Consequently, it became a symbol of Christ's sacrifice for all humanity. In Christian art, the pelican is considered an emblem of Jesus Christ, as well as a symbol of charity. If you dream of a pelican, it's a sign that you need to temporarily let go of a plan or idea. It will continue to develop in your subconscious mind until it is ready to be acted upon.